October 10, 2012

THE SKED: Nielsenwar Whacks Its First Victim

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Say fuhgeddaboudit to MADE IN JERSEY, as the CBS series has found its place in TV trivia history by becoming the first cancellation of the 2012-13 broadcast season.  (Technically it’s just been pulled off the schedule, so while production will now cease, episodes already in the can may well be burned off later in the season on Saturdays or next summer.)  There is zero surprise to this, since Jersey was inert with a 0.8 rating last Friday that put it behind Fringe.

CSI NY, which had been dented badly by its displacement to 8PM in order to make room for Jersey, will immediately move back to the 9PM slot.  After a few weeks of reruns, 8PM will welcome back UNDERCOVER BOSS beginning November 2.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."